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Great Ships of 2019

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Photo: Costa Cruises/Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda: 180,000 gt, LNG

The cruise sector maintained its tor- a technology we were the ? rst to believe of-the-art audio-visual technology inside ination systems. The inclusion of LED rid pace of deliveries and innovation in, setting a new course in the cruise which required a speci? c design and lights helps to further reduce the ship’s with the early December completion sector,” said Neil Palomba, President of building capabilities,” said Jan Meyer, energy consumption, as does recovering of the 180 000 gt Costa Smeralda built Costa Cruises. Costa Group has invest- CEO, Meyer Turku. Costa Smeralda is the heat generated by the engines. Final- by Meyer Turku in Finland for Costa ed in the construction of ? ve new LNG touted by owner and builder as a travel- ly, the hull shape has been optimized to

Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation. ships altogether. ing “smart city”. Apart from the LNG, reduce drag in the water, and new gen-

The mammoth cruise ship continues the “We have used all our knowledge, the ship incorporates a series of tech eration elevators recover energy and re- cruise industry’s push toward emission skills and imagination to design and innovations designed with the environ- introduce it into the electricity system. reduction with the inclusion of LNG as build this ship. I would especially like to ment in mind. For example, the daily Costa Smeralda becomes Carnival Cor- fuel. “Costa Smeralda will be a further mention the Colosseo, a three-deck open water requirement is achieved directly poration’s fourth new ship of 2019 and boost to the use of LNG in cruise ships, area in the middle of the ship with state- from the sea courtesy of the ship’s desal- its second LNG-powered ship. 35

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